February 8, 2023

Rankings released! QS World University Rankings: Asia 2022

The QS World University Rankings: Asia 2023 are now live!

The 15th edition of QS World University rankings are alive

Who are the top 10 institutions in the QS World University Rankings: Asia 2022?

The 15th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia features 757 institutions – up from 687 last year and making it our biggest rankings for this region yet.

  1. Peking University
  2. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  3. Tsinghua University
  4. The University of Hong Kong
  5. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

6. Fudan University

7. Zhejiang University

  1. KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  2. University of Malaya (UM)
  3. Shanghai Jiao Tong University

With an improvement on the previous year, Peking University sits in first place with a flawless score of 100. After standing in first place for four consecutive years, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is now ranked second with a score of 97.4. Both institutions received perfect scores of 100 for ‘academic reputation’.

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The University of Hong Kong and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), who shared third place last year, are now ranked fourth and fifth respectively. This year, Tsinghua University sits in third position with a score of 97.3 – having risen from fifth place.

The University of Hong Kong achieved perfect scores for three performance indicators: ‘international students’, ‘inbound exchange’ and ‘outbound exchange’, while Tsinghua University were awarded the same perfect score for ‘academic reputation’.

Fudan University and Zhejiang University now share sixth place with equivalent overall scores of 96.3, with both institutions performing particularly well in ‘international faculty’ with scores of 99.9 and 100 respectively.

Many institutions share the achievement of receiving perfect scores in a range of categories including ‘international students’ (13 institutions), ‘outbound exchange’ (19), ‘inbound exchange’ (21) and ‘staff with PhD’ (23).

University of Malaya (UM) loses eighth position to KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) – a university who has improved greatly since last year having moved six places up and being the only new South Korean university in the top 10. Universiti Malaya (UM) is now in ninth position with 92.6. Lastly, Shanghai Jiao Tong University holds the 10th position for another year with a score of 92.2.

India has also got the position in the list. IIT Bombay improved its rank in the 15th QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) annual list of Asia’s best universities. It now stands at number 40, up from last year’s 42. It is followed by IIT Delhi at 46, down a rank from 45, and IISc that has bettered its position to 52 from 56.

IIT-B is the national leader in both QS’ reputational indicators. Notably, it is among Asia’s Top 20 for employer reputation. Twenty-four Indian universities rank among the region’s Top 50 for the ‘staff with a PhD’ indicator and IIT Kharagpur is the national leader and Asia’s third-highest ranked in this metric.

Alongside the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Anna University and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, are among Asia’s five most prolific research institutions. ‘Papers per faculty’ is also the only indicator in which the majority of India’s universities improved, with 58 moving up the ranking. IISc (52nd) produced the region’s second-highest amount of research, behind the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Of India’s total ranked institutions, 19% improved, 66% declined and 14% remain stable in their ranking.

Chandigarh University was Asia’s most improved university, climbing 68 positions to the 185th place. Anna University is Asia’s third most improved university. India produced 21% of its overall research output alongside cross-border collaborators, and this collaborative research was responsible for 40% of its total citations over the past three years.

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